10 Ideas for a Modern Nursery

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May 28, 2013
A few modern ways to kit out a baby's room (no pastel versions of classic toys included).
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  A few modern ways to kit out the newest family member's room (no pastel versions of classic toys included). Here we round up furniture, textiles, and accessories for the up-to-date babe.
    A few modern ways to kit out the newest family member's room (no pastel versions of classic toys included). Here we round up furniture, textiles, and accessories for the up-to-date babe.
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  For movable, lightweight storage to hold toys, blankets, or craft supplies, consider baskets. These are woven by Sengalese artisans from recycled plastic and fiber. (Serena & Lily, $68–$148.)
    For movable, lightweight storage to hold toys, blankets, or craft supplies, consider baskets. These are woven by Sengalese artisans from recycled plastic and fiber. (Serena & Lily, $68–$148.)
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  Inspired by the tough-to-find Rocking Sheep by Danish designer Povl Kjer, this fuzzy rocking toy is huggable and easy on the eyes. (Pottery Barn, $129)  Courtesy of Pottery Barn.
    Inspired by the tough-to-find Rocking Sheep by Danish designer Povl Kjer, this fuzzy rocking toy is huggable and easy on the eyes. (Pottery Barn, $129) Courtesy of Pottery Barn.
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  The Oeuf Sparrow Crib is a perennial favorite for its classic lines and contemporary palette—finishes range from a warm gray to natural birch. (Oeuf, $760)
    The Oeuf Sparrow Crib is a perennial favorite for its classic lines and contemporary palette—finishes range from a warm gray to natural birch. (Oeuf, $760)
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  These gym hooks, designed by Staffan Holm for HAY, are most useful in multiples and add colorful punches without clutter. (A+R, $28–$48 each)  Courtesy of HAY courtesy of A+R.
    These gym hooks, designed by Staffan Holm for HAY, are most useful in multiples and add colorful punches without clutter. (A+R, $28–$48 each) Courtesy of HAY courtesy of A+R.
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  Add some classic Americana with these denim rag rug. It's durable, soft on the feet, and made from recycled fabric. (Land of Nod, $99.00-$299.00)  Courtesy of Land of Nod.
    Add some classic Americana with these denim rag rug. It's durable, soft on the feet, and made from recycled fabric. (Land of Nod, $99.00-$299.00) Courtesy of Land of Nod.
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  Unison is known for its gender-neutral bedding: Stripes and jaunty prints suitable for baby boys or girls are equally appealing to design-minded parents. (Sailor + Regatta crib set from Unison, $44–74)  Courtesy of Unison.
    Unison is known for its gender-neutral bedding: Stripes and jaunty prints suitable for baby boys or girls are equally appealing to design-minded parents. (Sailor + Regatta crib set from Unison, $44–74) Courtesy of Unison.
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  Ercol's classic, sturdy Windsor Chair, designed in the 1950s, is making a big splash this year as the company branches out internationally. Ercol also won "best furniture" prize at the 2013 ICFF—need we say more? (Ercol Windsor easy chair available at Nest, £870)
    Ercol's classic, sturdy Windsor Chair, designed in the 1950s, is making a big splash this year as the company branches out internationally. Ercol also won "best furniture" prize at the 2013 ICFF—need we say more? (Ercol Windsor easy chair available at Nest, £870)
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  Photographer Sharon Montrose established her Animal Print Shop after the 20x200 model—affordable, high-quality art prints in a variety of sizes. Her Little Darlings series of baby animals is cute, but not sickly sweet. (Animal Print Shop, $25 for 8.5"x11" print to $3,500 for a 40"x50" print.) Photos: Sharon Montrose.  Courtesy of Sharon Montrose.
    Photographer Sharon Montrose established her Animal Print Shop after the 20x200 model—affordable, high-quality art prints in a variety of sizes. Her Little Darlings series of baby animals is cute, but not sickly sweet. (Animal Print Shop, $25 for 8.5"x11" print to $3,500 for a 40"x50" print.) Photos: Sharon Montrose. Courtesy of Sharon Montrose.
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  Here, two versions of the modern, clean-lined baby's changing table and dresser. On the left, Ducduc's hardwood Austin 3-Drawer Changer ($1595) and on the right, the Skip Changer Dresser by Babyletto, which combines New Zealand hardwood and MDF ($399). Both come with antitip hardware and removable changing trays. The price difference can be attributed to Ducduc's made-in-the-USA hardwood construction with rabbited joints and hand craftsmanship.  Courtesy of Ducduc, Babyletto.
    Here, two versions of the modern, clean-lined baby's changing table and dresser. On the left, Ducduc's hardwood Austin 3-Drawer Changer ($1595) and on the right, the Skip Changer Dresser by Babyletto, which combines New Zealand hardwood and MDF ($399). Both come with antitip hardware and removable changing trays. The price difference can be attributed to Ducduc's made-in-the-USA hardwood construction with rabbited joints and hand craftsmanship. Courtesy of Ducduc, Babyletto.
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  Clara von Zweigbergk's Themis Mono Mobile is a foot-wide dodecahedron, easily assembled and an early, easy-on-the-eyes introduction to geometry. (Artecnica, from A+R, $44)  Courtesy of A+R.
    Clara von Zweigbergk's Themis Mono Mobile is a foot-wide dodecahedron, easily assembled and an early, easy-on-the-eyes introduction to geometry. (Artecnica, from A+R, $44) Courtesy of A+R.
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